Hannah Swinson

How can ransomware threats be combatted in the hybrid era? Are HR teams employees’ friends or foes? And what are the biggest tips and tricks from experience in the C-Suite?


With the summer drawing to a close, we are reflecting upon our clients' discussions this summer. From the purpose of HR and its benefit to employees to the importance of data call insight, August saw a diverse range of topics covered. Take a look at the highlights from this month:



Are HR teams employees’ friends?

Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer at SmartRecruiters spoke with UNLEASH about the balance HR teams face between being friends with employees and thinking of the overall business. Having a too people-centric view as a member of HR can mean that difficult decisions can lead to employees feeling let down and demoralised.



Turn boardroom conversations on sustainability into action

There has been a significant shift in the past few years about how businesses should address the challenges and changes required to achieve sustainability goals. Leaders are increasingly working to make ESG a strategic business focus with sustainability becoming one of the main priorities of stakeholders, customers, employees, and investors. Charissa Jaganath, Head of Responsible Business at Logicalis speaks with Sustainability Magazine about this turn in boardroom conversations.



C-Suite career advice: Christa Quarles, Corel

Having joined Corel in 2020, CEO Christa Quarles has a wealth of leadership experience. Christa gave an insight into her career, from her first job to all the lessons she has learnt in the last two years. Giving advice to those at the start of their career or making a job switch, Christa reveals her knowledge of the C-Suite with IDG Connect.


Ivanti Wavelink

Navigating macro supply chain issues with technology

The global supply chain has been disrupted in the last few years due to various regional and global factors. With warehouse managers constantly looking for ways to improve their bottom line to help them navigate these issues, innovative technology can be introduced to provide micro solutions to some macro supply chain issues. Marcus Jefferey, UK & Ireland Territory Manager for Ivanti Wavelink speaks about navigating these macro supply chain issues with the use of technology.


Logicalis UK&I

‘We’ve been preparing for this for the last 18 months’ – Logicalis UK&I boss on Q Associates acquisition

MD Alex Louth spoke with CRN about how merging Logicalis’s UK and Ireland branches into a single business unit will speed up its ability to make acquisitions. This has made it easier for them to recently acquire top NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo partner Q Associates – its first acquisition in more than six years.



The growing importance of call insight data in the financial services industry

With the pandemic's strain on financial service institutions (FSIs), call analytics and data played and continue to play a vital role in customers searching for new financial products or services. Warren Newbert, CEO at Infinity, speaks on the growing importance of call insight data in the financial service industry in Finance Derivative.



GreyOrange appoints Klaud Kleinfeld as new board member

GreyOrange were excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Klaus Kleinfeld on its board of directors. Dr Kleinfeld is founder of K2Elevation, a company that invests in and develops enterprises in the technology and biotech segment. With over 20 years of global experience in leading transformation in innovation, high-tech and high-growth companies, he will be able to help guide the next phase of growth for GreyOrange.



Cementene: a sustainable innovation for the construction industry (print)

Versairen’s CEO Neill Ricketts spoke with Concrete Engineering International for a double page spread about the use of graphene in the construction industry with Cementene. Explaining the process and benefits behind adding graphene to cement, Cementene is a more sustainable alternative as well as helping save money and time for construction workers.



Ivanti Named Leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools

Ivanti announced it was positioned as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools. The position validates Ivanti’s product strategy and vision to help provide the best customer service. The evaluation was based on specific criteria that analysed Ivanti’s overall completeness of vision and ability to execute.



Mitigating ransomware threats in the next phase of hybrid working

Ransomware earners are among some of the highest earners of the dark economy, with the overall market expected to generate over $265bn USD in revenue within the next decade. Hybrid working can throw up business challenges regarding cybersecurity measures and mitigation. Future Workplace Practice Lead Paul Wooldridge discussed what methods businesses could implement to combat ransomware attacks.


Clear Junction

The Lloyds Scale Up Business of the Year Award

Clear Junction has been nominated for The Lloyds Scale Up Business of the Year Award. The Award recognises a previously SME or start-up that has taken the next step through its spectacular growth. The core criteria focused on employee and customer engagement, leadership and innovation, and financial performance and growth.


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